Special Educational Needs Inclusion Fund - Info for Providers and Parents
This Special Educational Needs Inclusion Fund (SENIF) is for 2- and 3- and 4- year-olds who are taking up their Early Years funded entitlement. This fund is available to ensure the inclusion of children with emerging needs in early education.
All early years' providers who receive funding for the 2- 3- and 4-year-old early education entitlement are also eligible to receive support from the SENIF.
Please see the downloadable documents in the right sidebar (or below on mobile). Complete Form A for each individual child, and remember to provide a fully completed Form B for all children you wish to apply for.
Please note: Applications without parental signature to demonstrate parental consent will not be accepted.
The funding will be allocated on a banded system according to the identified need and supporting evidence base.
A new application form needs to be completed and submitted every term with clear evidence of 'Assess, Plan, Do, Review' and the impact of previous funding.
|1||500 or below||Low-cost equipment or staff training|
|2||500 - 1,000||Equipment, staff training, targeted support|
|3||1,000 - 2,000||Professional input, targeted support|
|4||Maximum 3,000||Severe / complex need, adaptation|
|Period fund covers||Applications to be submitted by||Payment date||Appeal date|
|Autumn term 1*||21st September 2022||14th October 2022||1st December 2022|
|Autumn term 2||21st October 2022||11th November 2022||1st December 2022|
|Spring term||27th January 2023||24th February 2023||24th March 2023|
|Summer term||28th April 2023||19th May 2023||16th June 2023|
* For children who were in receipt of this inclusion fund in the summer 2022 ONLY
Please note: funding cannot be agreed retrospectively
Under the Equality Act 2010, providers in receipt of Government Funding are expected to make “reasonable adjustments” and not to “treat children less favourably” by reason of disability. There is an expectation that settings are planning for children’s individual needs in line with EYFS requirements.
Who to contact
Where to go
- SEND and Inclusion Hub (SIH)
1, Siward Road
- SW17 0LA
- Get directions
This information is for Early Years, Ofsted registered, providers who can apply for this.
Last updated: 26 Sep 2022